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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

This page lists all BHPA incident reports (informal investigations) available on this website. You can view all incident reports, or filter reports by Hang Gliding, Powered Hang Gliding, Paragliding, Paramotoring or Parascending. The incident report database can also be searched.

If a "formal investigation" has been undertaken into one of the incidents listed below, a link to the relevant formal report will be displayed below the incident date.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
26 Jul 2005 Male Pennines
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


Unknown pilots intent on self training causing a pain in the Pennines. Not much can be done!

none
25 Jul 2005 Male 58 Club Pilot Bo Peep
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Edel
Response M

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while ridge soaring in thermic and turbulent conditions. Glider turned and spiraled into hill.

Fatal.
16 Jul 2005 Female 31 Club Pilot Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Mojo

Pilot suffered 40% asymmetric collapse and failed to properly control glider resulting in a heavy impact.

bruising, whiplash
16 Jul 2005 Male 32 Novice Dungiven
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Z-One

Student caught out by gust on launch. Twisted ankle badly on controlling glider.

fr ankle and fibula
16 Jul 2005 Male Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


Pilot 360d into the hill at high speed.

fr leg
12 Jul 2005 Female 28 Novice Beddingham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima 30

Student landed heavily having gone off line during low hop flight.

fr fibula
12 Jul 2005 Male 38 Advanced Pilot Piedraheita
Spain

Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Omega 6

Pilot suffered large collapse while on speed bar at altitude. Pilot deployed emergency chute but suffered broken foot due to 10m/s descent rate at impact.

fr foot
10 Jul 2005 Male 71 Pilot Tor Scar
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
X-Ray

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level and spiraled into hill.

fr femur
10 Jul 2005 Male 30 Advanced Pilot Pena Negra
Spain
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Up
Targa 2

Pilot suffered multiple collapses in turbulent conditions resulting in emergency chute deployment. Descent rate 8m/s resulted in heavy landing.

fr l2 vertebra
9 Jul 2005 Female 24 Novice Blaenavon
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Prima

Student sufferred collapse while on speed bar and landed heavily. Instructor caught out by increasing wind!

none
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 21 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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